Integrating the Puerto Rican visual arts into the academic curriculum: Training program for teachers of preschool and elementary level

Since its establishment, the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico (MAPR) in collaboration with the Angel Ramos Foundation, offers professional development workshops for educators from Pre-K until 2nd grade of the public and private educational system in Puerto Rico.  This Saturday training program is designed for teachers to integrate Puerto Rican visual arts to the academic curriculum.

The training sessions have the ultimate goal of recruiting teachers and teaching assistants to offer them a preparation that will familiarize them with:

  • appropriate practices and constructivist principles of the teaching and learning processes,
  • basic concepts of art appreciation,
  • awareness about the contribution of Puerto Rican artwork and artists,
  • knowledge of the techniques used in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, print making,
  • how to use the MAPR as a learning resource,
  • procedures to encourage the integration of visual arts to different disciplines.

The program’s curriculum includes conference, creative workshops, guided tours and conversations with Puerto Rican artists.  These training sessions are offered in Spanish for ten (10) consecutive Saturdays using different areas of the MAPR.  The academic material distributed during the session is bilingual.

Teacher scholarships include free registration to the training, a one-year MAPR individual membership, a stipend to purchase the materials used, payment of parking, Certificate of attendance and validation of 40 contact hours by Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, bilingual print and digital educational materials for classroom use, as well as free admission for groups of 20-25 of your students for one group visit to the MAPR. 

For information about how to participate in the training, please contact 787.977.6277 x2230, x2261 or email infoeducacion@mapr.org.